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Tour the Tolkien Trail in Birmingham

Tour the Tolkien Trail in Birmingham

Enjoy your own unexpected journey in Birmingham when you trace back to Tolkien’s influences for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit throughout the city Although born in South Africa, the mastermind behind the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, called Sarehole in Birmingham his home. Throughout the city and its surroundings, Middle Earth...
Outdoor family fun in Telford

Outdoor family fun in Telford

Officially labelled a “new town”, Telford may have only been on the map since the mid-20th century, but its roots stretch back for hundreds of years. Located on the leafy banks of the River Severn, its family-friendly attractions include museums, zoos and some very special parks.  RAF Cosford Airshow You don’t have to be an aviation...
Ice Hockey World Championship Kicks-off at Park Inn by Radisson Ostrava

Ice Hockey World Championship Kicks-off at Park Inn by Radisson Ostrava

We are delighted and very proud to announce that Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Ostrava is an official hotel of the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship in the Czech Republic, and will be looking after four of the competing professional teams during the tournament. The tournament will take place from May 1 –...
Join Us to Help Support Relief Efforts in Nepal

Join Us to Help Support Relief Efforts in Nepal

As you have seen and heard on news accounts worldwide, on Saturday, April 25, a devastating 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, killing and injuring thousands of people.   Park Inn by Radisson, part of the Carlson Rezidor hotel family, has several hundred team members from Nepal and a Radisson hotel in the region. We are relieved...
A road trip from Bedford to Silverstone

A road trip from Bedford to Silverstone

Bedford is the place to be this summer with a fully packed programme including Formula 1™ this July, just a road trip away. Do not miss the roaring engines of Silverstone arena. Welcome the national superstar and last year’s Formula 1™ winner Lewis Hamilton and his fierce Mercedes when they enter the arena on the...
Happy King's Day: 5 facts about orange

Happy King’s Day: 5 facts about orange

On April 27 the Netherlands gets a little crazy and extremely (more than usual!) orange: it’s King’s Day (formally Queen’s Day). It is the birthday of Willem-Alexander – the King of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. To celebrate the Netherlands gets bathed in the national colour – orange (oranje). People paint their faces, hair is...
Top 10 facts about St George

Top 10 facts about St George

TODAY is St George’s Day, the feast day of England’s patron saint, so here are 10 things you might not have known about the saint. St George is thought to have been a third-century Roman soldier, who was born in the Roman province of Syria Palaestina to a Greek Christian noble family around AD280. Today...
Guide to activities beside the River Thames

Guide to activities beside the River Thames

When most people think of the Thames, they picture the iconic river that runs through the British capital, winding past London’s top tourist attractions. But there’s another side to the Thames that many tourists don’t get the chance to see, in the southern corner of Essex county. After the Thames leaves the big city, it...
A guide to family fun in Northampton

A guide to family fun in Northampton

From sitting inside the cockpit of a wartime plane to getting lost in a ball pit, Northampton is home to some fantastic family-friendly attractions. Get set for some fun in this thriving East Midlands town. Air-conditioned adventures at Wacky Warehouse Just about every parent has heard of Wacky Warehouse, a kids’ paradise equipped with slides, ball...
An art tour of Harlow

An art tour of Harlow

For art-lovers looking to unearth some of the UK’s hidden gems, Harlow in Essex is the perfect destination. The town prides itself on the strong emphasis it places on the arts, with impressive sculpture, paintings and exhibition centres dominating the cultural landscape of this bustling urban centre. Uncover some history in one of the UK’s...
Chocolate Rabbits and Crucifixion: Easter Uncovered

Chocolate Rabbits and Crucifixion: Easter Uncovered

For millions of Christians around the world, Easter is a deeply religious, and most important holiday, symbolising the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. It has also become a highly commercial event, with shops everywhere packed with chocolate rabbits, colourful eggs and decorated Easter baskets. Further departing from...
April Fools’ 2015: Our Top Picks

April Fools’ 2015: Our Top Picks

You may have heard that we branched out into digital travel yesterday, with our E-scapes promotion – offering you a complete digital ‘holiday’ package that would make you the envy of all your friends – all from the comfort of your own home. It was, of course, an April Fools’ Day joke, and whilst even we...
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